1st Year Code of Conduct

CAME 1st Year Participant Code of Conduct CAME is a welcoming, inclusive learning and social space for 1st year students and CAME leaders to share their knowledge and build learning communities.  As a 1st year CAME participant, you are expected to act in a respectful and kind manner at all times when engaging in: - CAME sessions  - CAME group chat, such as a WhatsApp group set up by your leaders  - CAME social media channels and social media pages related to the University of Galway - any activity related to CAME (for example, if a social event is organised for your group outside of CAME session time)   CAME group chat:  Group chat can be a really handy way to communicate with your CAME group and build a purposeful learning community.  What CAME group chat is for: CAME group chats are to be used for CAME purposes only. Examples of this include:  - receiving reminders about upcoming CAME sessions - providing input to leaders regarding what topics you would like covered in CAME sessions - asking questions of your fellow students  What CAME group chat is NOT for: Remember that your CAME leaders are volunteers.   Please do not use your CAME group chat: - to message your leaders or other CAME participants privately, call them directly or share their contact details, unless you have an established friendship or have permission to do so - for purposes not directly related to CAME  At the end of the academic year At the end of your CAME sessions in Semester 2, your leaders will most likely leave your group chat or close it down entirely. If your group chat remains open, please note that it will no longer be monitored by your CAME leaders as they need time to focus on their own studies.  What happens if you overstep the boundaries? Students must adhere to the University of Galway Student Code of Conduct (behaviour that is expected in lecture halls and classes also applies to CAME sessions): https://www.nuigalway.ie/media/studentservices/files/Student-Code-of-Conduct.pdf   If a 1st year student behaves in an inappropriate manner in CAME group chats/social media, they will be removed from the group chat. Depending on the nature of the issue, students may also be removed from their CAME group.     Feeling overwhelmed? Here are emergency contact details and other helpful resources. University of Galway Student Health Unit: 091 492604.  University of Galway Chaplaincy: 091 495055, chaplains@nuigalway.ie. University of Galway Security: 091 493333.  Crisis text line: Text NUIG to 50808 for 24/7 free and anonymous text support for any crisis big or small: Pieta House: 1800 247 247 (24-hour free help line) or Text HELP to 51444. Samaritans: 116 123 (24-hour free help line). Aware: 1800 80 48 48 (Monday to Sunday 10am to 10pm).